The Royal Canadian Legion is dedicated to serving Canada’s veterans – and to promote a greater appreciation and understanding of the sacrifices made by members of the country’s Armed Forces, peacekeepers and peace-makers, especially among youth.
For that reason, the Legion holds an annual Remembrance Poster and Literary competition, open to students from Kindergarten through Grade 12.
Students are invited to interpret Remembrance, and the service and sacrifice of veterans, in their essays, poetry and posters, either black and white or colour. Age categories include Primary (K to Grade 3, limited to posters only), Junior (Grades 4-6), Intermediate (Grades 7-9), and Senior (Grades 10-12).
April Paul is the Youth Education Chair at the Lefroy Belle-Ewart Legion, Branch 547, and has been reaching out to local schools, including Montessori Schools, and families that home-school their children, in an effort to encourage participation in this year’s contest.
The local Legion Branch 547 will present cash prizes to the winners in each category. Winning artwork and literary efforts may also go on to Zone E-2 level competition, and even District or National level.
Remembrance Day is November 11. Entries must be received well before the end of the month. Paul plans to attend the schools to pick up entries, which can also be dropped off at the Legion, 1017 Robinson Street in Belle Ewart.
Entries must include an application form; the form and more contest information are available by clicking here.